The Network of Practicing Non-oil Exporters of Nigeria (NPNEN) formally launched in March 2020 was set up as an umbrella platform for collaboration among the different actors in Nigeria’s non-oil export value-chain. It is a conglomeration of all players in Nigeria’s non-oil export value-chain including Associations, Trade Groups, Services and Logistics Providers among other stakeholders. Its mission is to create a hub of interconnected players in the non-oil export sector, mutually committed to leading advocacy for the creation of an enabling environment for non-oil export trade and championing collaborative information sourcing, information sharing, and capacity building amongst members.
In a bid to ensure more effectiveness and impact of its Town hall meetings, NPNEN commenced a special discussion series tagged “NPNEN Discussion Series” with export facilitating institutions of government. Featuring balanced discourse between institutions and export-oriented SME exporters in well-moderated sessions. The Town hall is planned to be a time for enlightenment and awareness creation on what these regulatory institutions are doing in creating an enabling business environment for SME exporters.
As part of its commitments to creating an enabling environment for non-oil exporters, NPNEN organized its fourth Town hall meeting themed “Ensuring competitiveness of Nigeria’s Non-oil Exports: A discussion with NAFDAC”. This was held on the 25th of November, 2021 with NAFDAC represented by Mrs. Halimat Kadiri (PhD.)